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2,100-SF Shop Opens With Exhibit on Grant Recipients
Rolex helped watch retailer Baron & Leeds celebrate the reopening of its 2,100-square-foot boutique at South Coast Plaza with a photo and video exhibit showcasing Rolex Awards for Enterprise recipients in the Costa Mesa-based shopping center’s Jewel Court.
The Baltimore hotel Montage Hotels & Resorts will run under its Pendry brand has been named Sagamore Pendry Baltimore.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signed Santa Ana-based Amusement Park to create a campaign targeting “women and other groups typically outside the scope of MLB marketing.”
The Orange County Visitor Association’s quarterly market report on local lodging project 5% growth in both average daily rates and revenue per available room through the rest of 2016 followed by a similar gain for 2017.
Jon Storbeck is the new vice president and general manager of Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, effective Monday.
John Wayne Airport passenger traffic increased about 8% in April compared with the same month last year.
Globetrotting Exec Wants to Redefine Mazda
Masahiro Moro—or Moro-san as employees at Mazda North American Operations call him—reclined at his office in Irvine, where a picture of a red RX-Vision concept sports car Mazda Motor Corp. introduced in October at the Tokyo Motor Show hung on the wall directly across from his desk.
Destination Marketers, Others Hunt for Ways to Stand Out
More local cities, marketing groups and hotel companies are using data to decide how to reel in new business.
Orange County is known for drawing visitors from across California and the rest of the country—and from many points around the world. Less attention goes to day-trippers, or those who come to Orange County without staying overnight, yet make a significant contribution to the tourism industry. The Business Journal’s Paul Hughes asked some local tourism and hotel executives about the value of what turns out to be a big segment of their business, and how they work to attract day-trippers to the county. Here are edited excerpts of their responses:
HOSPITALITY: Great Wolf raises top 50 to 21,508 rooms
There have been a few changes on a list that rarely sees them.
Pacific Hospitality Walks Line Between Resorts and Chains
This week’s opening of Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach marks the seventh high-end property out of 10 in owner-operator Pacific Hospitality Group’s stable.
Apex Parks Group LLC in Aliso Viejo bought Martin’s Fantasy Island theme park in Grand Island, N.Y., on undisclosed terms.
Samantha Dunn was named editor of Coast magazine, according to the Southern California News Group, which oversees 11 daily newspapers, several magazines and other entities in Southern California, including the Orange County Register.
CandyBAR Delivers Images to Mobile Devices
Irvine-based Candy Lab, which has developed an augmented reality product intended to help businesses attract consumers, is one of eight companies selected by the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale to pitch to venture capitalists, angel investors, and government officials in China.
Event Showcased SoCal, Vietnam-Based Designers
Viet Fashion Week, showcasing designers of Vietnamese heritage, was held over the weekend outside the Westminster Mall.